Monday, May 16, 2016
June 16, 6pm-8pm (should be plenty of time to get the floor down)
June 17, 6pm-9pm (will need Trucks to get tables and bookcases down from the shed)
June 26, 3pm (Trucks need to return to help with cleanup and moving tables back up to the shed)
Remember, many hands make for light work, and in addition, 4 hours of volunteering gets you a ticket for the early bird sale on Thursday, June 23.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Meeting Agenda for May 16, 2016
John Clare Council #15485
May 16, 2016
St. Clare Fireside Room
● 6:30pm Council Chambers opened by Ted Seeber
● 7:00pm Call to Order
Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance,
Roll Call of Officers,
● 7:10pm Grand Knight’s Remarks – K/C convention with Michael Chau
● 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
● 7:20pm Financial Secretary’s Report
● 7:25pm For the Good of the Order
● 7:30pm Community Committee – report on Mother’s Day Carnations
● 7:35pm The Return Series and other K/C resources – where to store?
● 7:40pm New Business
- Nomination for 2016-2017 officers. (Absent members may be nominated.)
- Pastoral Council Meeting Report - State of affaires at St. Clare – Ted Seeber
- Junque and Jewells Requested Volunteer Dates
- Upcoming events – St. Clare Picnic – Sept 11. We may be cooking….
- Mother’s Day Flowers & Baby bottle drive May 7-8
● 8:00pm Sick or in Distress
● 8:05pm Closing Prayer
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Today we were able to send off a check for $400 to Mother and Child Education Center (formerly Birthright) as a donation from our council.
At St. John Fisher, Phil organized several volunteers including Paul Pompili, Deacon Scott Kolbet, Mike Devlin, and me. Phil and Donna did some behind the scenes work - including advertising, donation buckets and graphics.
At St. Clare, Ted organized several volunteers including Michael Chau, Evan Crader, Daniel Salomon, Tom Owens, Mike Morgan, and Don Mey from the Knights. From our unofficial widow's auxilary for this event, Lenore Hansen, Eva Bauer, Millie Dover, Mary Smith, and Laura Bowers joined us for selling.
May your reward in heaven be Great!
Please volunteer for this opportunity if you can, many hands will make light work of this.
Friday, May 6, 2016
St. Clare St. John Fisher
Saturday 5pm Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 8:30 & 10:45am Sunday 9 & 11am
We have 500 flowers to sell (suggested donation $1 each) and the proceeds benefit the Mother & Child Education Center (formerly Birthright) in N.E. Portland.
These carnations sell themselves - and many people pay more than the suggested donation. I'm sure we'll sell them all - and have a generous donation for M&C Center.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
State Warden Steve Steel's Father in Law, Allen Joseph, is in intensive care at St. Al's Hospital in Boise. He collapsed afternoon in the back yard. He was air-flighted to Boise and was in an induced comma. He was scheduled to be 'awaken from the coma phase at morning May 3, 2016. morning Allen opened his eyes when his daughter, Teresa Steel was in there and looked at Teresa. Allen was a little agitated but settled down when Teresa told him he was ok and so was everyone else and we were taking care of everything. Respiratory therapist went in later and checked breathing tube and come up with plan. Teresa Thank you all for the prayers and keep them coming.
Sir Knight Rick Dew of Council 3302 Scappoose and Assemble 1292 will undergo surgery ,, to repair a broken collar bone that resulted from a motor cycle accident recently where he broke 5 ribs and his collar bone. Please pray that Rick Surgery is successful and that he has a quick recovery.
Brothers, please pray for the repose of the soul of brother Jim Keryan’s of William J. Leahy council #1307 mother who passed away recently and keep Jim and his family in your prayers to.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Walt Fransen, father of brother Trygve Fransen of William J. Leahy council #1307, who passed away earlier this week, and remember Trygve and his family also.
Health & Welfare Chairman
Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Deacon Scott is encouraging us to write letters (preferably by hand) to Sen. Jeff Merkley, encouraging him to support funding for international maternal and child nutrition programs. I will provide additional information about this at our next meeting.
Please volunteer to assist after Saturday and/or Sunday masses in your parish to help distribute / sell Carnations on Mother's Day. The flowers are on their way... we just need kind gentlemen to collect the $1 (suggested donation per flower) - to be collected by Phil. If you're at mass anyway, why not pitch in on this project? (You DO attend mass right?) Just show up a bit before the end of mass at one of the exits.... better yet, let Phil, Ken or Ted know which mass you'll attend so they can count on you. This is probably the easiest function of the year - and everybody loves you for it too!!! The buckets of flowers will be delivered before the Sat. evening mass. We'll cover all masses except the 5:30pm Sunday mass at St. John Fisher - unless we have some flowers remaining that late. (Generally they sell out...)
Here's some email addresses if you want to respond.....
Ken - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil - email@example.com
Ted - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You..... .Thank You...... Thank You!
Perhaps you have one or two things - helping a neighbor, serving at mass, holding the door for someone. Amazing how small things count! Anyway, let me know as I have to fill out a form to prove we're alive and doing well. - Thanks, Ken
Sunday, May 1, 2016
I am happy to report that Brother Michael Chau and I attended the 3 day State Convention in Salem and were impressed by what we saw and learned. Foremost in my mind is the obvious dedication to our faith exhibited by Brother Knights - through their tireless effort in serving the Church. It was humbling to see the great works so many have accomplished. There were many great speakers - including Archbishop Sample, and lots of ideas presented for member involvement.
One interesting detail - the 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree are going to be renamed to "Initiation degree", "Formation degree" and "Knighthood degree" respectfully to better describe those degrees.
On my part, I think my focus on fundraising should be tempered, with more attention to how we put those funds to charitable use. Granted, we must be responsible, but a big nest egg isn't the goal. I will mention several charitable causes supported by our State Council at our next meeting.
I better understand the structure of our fraternity too. The state council is comprised of officers pretty much like our own council - but the state "Grand Knight" is called the "State Deputy". The District Deputies (about 23 in our state) answer to the state council. I suppose the national council ("Supreme") is pretty much the same. The organization is well structured and functions like a well oiled machine. Seems to work...
As is true with any large group of people, some people talk more than they should. Granted, every subject is important, but some subjects are more important than others. One Brother, who was an expert on procedures (Robert's Rules of Order) made a point of correcting minor mistakes in procedure. He was called the "State Agitator" - a title well deserved. He may have thought this was funny, but like an old joke, it got stale after the 3rd or 4th interruption.
All in all, it was a good experience and I would recommend that every Knight attend a State Convention once in their lifetime. Once. (HA!) Seriously, it was worthwhile and eye opening.